Salt Spring Island Ales

Our last day on the island; we had some time before our ferry home so we decided to check out two more spots. First up was Salt Spring Island Ales. They’re the only brewery on the island.

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I thought we were on the island, not Montreal 😉

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Open daily and outside sign on what brews were available.

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We dropped in on an early Monday (around 11:00am) and were the first customers of the day. We’d tried earlier to visit (on a Sunday afternoon) but there was a massive line/wait.

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Walk up the stairs to get your beers, then enjoy on the shaded tree patio outside.

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You’re allowed to bring in your own snacks.

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Some of the products/merchandise they had for sale. You can find those jams all over the island.

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Closeup of their cute little tasters.

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There were 6 beers on tap so we opted for a flight to try most of them.

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Flights are cheap and bottles range from $7.12 to $8.15.

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They also had a few canned options ($3.75 to $4.50).

Flight ($8.00 for 5)
DSC02457We tried the heather ale, golden ale, earl grey IPA, dry porter and espresso milk stout. Our favourite was surprisingly the espresso milk stout; tasted like a nitro coffee.

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Earl grey IPA was decent but light on the earl grey flavour.

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Heather and golden ales were similar but the latter more hoppy.

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Standard beers at SSIA but nothing stood out to us.

Salt Spring Island Ales
http://www.saltspringislandales.com/
270 Furness Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
(778) 354-1121